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A Postgraduate Certificate in Graphic Design provides students with the fundamentals of graphic communication and its context within the communication design field. The selected studio based offerings allow students to build some depth in design process, typography and creative problem solving while augmenting that knowledge with both a historic and cultural context through the Liberal Studies offerings. In addition, students are given the opportunity to broaden this knowledge through related expansion studios or advanced studies in Typography.

Note: All courses tagged with “*” are included in the laptop program and are subject to additional fees.

COURSE           COURSE NAME                                                        CREDIT

The four courses listed below are all required: 2.75
GRPH 2K01    Graphic Design 1 *
GRPH 2K02    Graphic Design 2 * (with prerequisite)
GRPH 3K01    Graphic Design 3 * (with prerequisite)
GRPH 2B06    Typography 2: Structures *
Upon completion of the above, choose selection A
and one from selection B OR two from selection B:
GRPH 3B14    Typography 3: Advanced Structures *
GDES 3B10    Art of Presentation
GDES 3B02    Editorial & Publication Design 1
GDES 3B22    Editorial & Publication Design 2
GDES 4B02    Editorial & Publication Design 3
GDES 3B07    Interactive Communication: Smart Screens
GDES 3B27    Interactive Communication: Clever Devices
GDES 3B53    Interactive Communication: Beyond the Screen 
GDES 3B11    Motion Graphics 1
GDES 3B32    Motion Graphics 2
GDES 3B04    Packaging Design 1
GDES 3B31    Packaging Design 2
GDES 3B09    Strategic Brand Development 1
GDES 3B42    Strategic Brand Development 2
GDES 3B54    Think Tank 2: Consideration (SEM)
GDES 3B03    Typeface Design 1 *
GDES 3B30    Typeface Design 2 *
GDES 3B08    Wayfinding/Information Systems 1
GDES 4B03    Internship
Choose one: 0.5
VISC 2B36    History and Evolution of Typography (LST)
VISC 2B39    Graphic Design History in the 20th Century (LST)
TOTAL 4.25

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